*The Atlanta Hawks are an impressive 7-1 this season when playing on the 2nd night of a back-to-back.
–The Celtics are only 4-5 on no rest in 2012-13.
*This 15-17 Boston Celtics record through their first 32 regular season games sure looks familiar. Well, it is the exact same way they began the 2011-12 season before reeling off 24 wins in their final 34 games.
*The Celtics have not won 2 consecutive games in almost a month.
–Their last streak of at least 2 wins: December 8-12, 2012.
*On Friday, Doc Rivers decided to bring back his most successful 2011-12 starting lineup – Rajon Rondo, Avery Bradley, Paul Pierce, Brandon Bass and Kevin Garnett
–This five-man unit was one of the top ten plus/minus ones in the league last season.
–With that starting lineup, the Celtics went 11-3 (.786) in the 2011-12 regular season.
*The Celtics are 7-1 this season when Sullinger grabs at least 6 defensive rebounds.
*Rondo’s 64% field goal shooting Friday was tied for his best of the season with a minimum of 10 attempts.
*The Hawks have succeeded when Jeff Teague has scored well.
–When he puts up more than 10 points, the Hawks have a 16-5 record this season (otherwise: 4-6).
*Since 2007-08…(Celtics vs. Hawks)
–Since the Celtics won the first 7 regular season games against the Hawks, the Celtics have been victorious in only 4 of their last 10 regular season meetings.
*The Hawks are not a very good rebounding team, but when they outrebound opponents this season, they are 12-1.
–The Celtics are 5-2 when outrebounding teams in 2012-13.
–When the Celtics have outrebounded the Hawks in the regular season (9 of the 17 meetings), the Celtics have been 8-1.
–When the Hawks have outrebounded the Celtics in the regular season (8 of the 17 meetings), the Hawks have been 5-3.
–All-Time NBA Minutes–
29. Mark Jackson 39,121
30. Walt Bellamy 38,940
31. Paul Pierce 38,862 (Pierce needs 79 to move into 30th place)